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Police file charges in death of 7-year-old girl

9 months 1 week 6 days ago Sunday, January 06 2019 Jan 6, 2019 January 06, 2019 10:30 AM January 06, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Image: LaPorsha Washington, center, the mother of seven-year-old daughter Jazmine Barnes, who was killed on Sunday, speaks to the crowd during a community rally outside Walmart, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Houston. Jazmine was shot to death nearby on Sunday while riding in a car with her mother and three sisters, via ABC News.
HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities in Texas have filed charges against a suspect in the shooting death of a 7-year-old black girl.
  
The Harris County Sherriff's Office say 20-year-old Eric Black Jr. was charged early Sunday with capital murder in the Dec. 30 slaying of Jazmine Barnes. Police say they identified the suspect based on a tip that was corroborated by their investigation.
  
Police say Black "admitted to taking part in the shooting" after he was taken into custody.
  
Investigators had said the case had "taken a new direction" shortly before the charges were announced.

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